Raspberry Pi: Publicly accessible file server

Want to make your Raspberry Pi a home file server to centrally store all your media files? And you want to make it publicly accessible? Read on. Want to make your Raspberry Pi a web dev server instead? Click here. I’m open to suggestions or alterations for this post as I appreciate there may be some flaws in my set up, so feel free to share your thoughts. Cloud storage vs. Home storage You can’t beat …

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Boot from USB on Asus UX32A & UX31A

I couldn’t quite figure out how to boot into my bootable USB stick, until I completed the following steps: Enter the BIOS (press and HOLD the F2 key when powering on the notebook) Switch to “Boot” and set “Launch CSM” to “Enabled” Switch to “Security” and set “Secure Boot Control” to “Disabled” Press F10 to save and exit Press and HOLD the ESC key to launch the boot menu when the notebook restarts

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Linux & UNIX /etc/passwd file structure

As a part of one my group tasks in university, we decided to fully understand the Linux passwd file in order to complete our objectives. Whilst researching, I discovered there was more than one password file (read on); it was difficult to distinguish the purpose and difference between the two without having many tabs open. So I created a small document in more-or-less bullet point form, which can hopefully become a useful reference for someone …

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Windows 8 WiFi network profile management and mobile broadband

After going back to University this year, I experienced great difficulty connecting to the University’s network as I quickly found out Windows 8 does not include the feature for WiFi profile management under “Manage Wireless Networks” anymore. UPDATE: Click here for a working solution when connecting to an enterprise network using Intel Centrino N2230 or similar wireless chipsets. Manage Wireless Networks was a nice, clear and effective utility to have when you wanted to prioritize …

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Resolving a slow Asus ZenBook UX32A (and a rant about Ultrabook reviews)

UX32A Keyboard

As any tech freak does when considering to plummet their money into any technological piece of equipment these days, they read as many reviews as possible. That’s exactly what I did – for about four weeks! It was surprisingly difficult to be given the ability to compare particular Ultrabooks across many websites – some websites had little or no detail on the product they were selling and/or people were giving products inappropriate reviews. For example, I saw …

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